Devotion for August 24

John 8:24

“I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins.”

The crucial part of this verse is “if you do not believe.” I know a lot of people who say they believe, but bear no fruit. We do not receive grace for our works. We receive grace simply for our belief that Jesus is who he says he is.

This verse should convince, scare or persuade, but by and large it does not. Fortunate is the one that Jesus has blessed and they believe. You will know them. They are at peace doing works for their precious Savior. The Holy Spirit lets us know each day of His presence.

Become a believer today.